Another Non-Toxic Trick for Getting Rid of Ants

Another Non-Toxic Trick for Getting Rid of Ants

Sarah Rainwater
Jul 12, 2010

Right around this time of year we're literally pulling our hair out trying to control the buggy hoards without resorting to seriously toxic measures, and ants make for particularly hard-to-conquer foes. Recently though, a friend tipped us off to a trick we'd hardly believe if she didn't swear by it.

She sprinkled a line of Equal artificial sweetener where she saw the ants coming in and within a day the infestation was completely gone. We haven't tested this method ourselves, but rumor has it that that it works wonders, although it does make us think twice about putting those little packets into our coffee.

Have you ever tried using Equal to get rid of ants and — most importantly — did it work?

Read this roundup of green methods for getting rid of ants on re-nest for more non-toxic tips and tricks.

Image (top): Sarah Rainwater

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